Globalization and climate change facilitate the rapid spread in infections. In addition, bacterial infectious agents are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics throughout the world. The innovation network HIHeal (Hygiene, Infection & Health) addresses this important issues by linking companies, scientific institutions, hospitals and funding bodies in Northern Germany. Its main focus lays on prevention, diagnostics, acute therapies and areas of clinical innovation. The goals include generating synergies by strengthening networks among experts and combining their expertise, promoting cooperation and initiating innovative projects.
Duration: April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2021